Furno History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Furno comes from when the family resided in the district named Furness on the South coast of Cumberland. Eraly records show the name in Lancashire too. The place name is thought to have Old Norse origins which was usually assigned as a name for a peninsula.

Early Origins of the Furno family

The surname Furno was first found in Lancashire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Furno family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Furno research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1658, 1712, 1700, 1701, 1687, 1733 and 1708 are included under the topic Early Furno History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Furno Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Furno has been recorded under many different variations, including Furness, Furniss, Furnesse, Furnes, Furnesed, Furnace, Furnice, Furnas and many more.

Early Notables of the Furno family (pre 1700)

Another 49 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Furno Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Australia Furno migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Furno Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • George Furno, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Success" in 1848 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Furno (post 1700) +

  • Carlo Furno (1921-2015), Italian cardinal of the Catholic Church

  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SUCCESS 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Success.htm

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